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Cozy Time

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Get Cozy

We saw some gifts at Cozyfest from Aline here. I have a few more from this great event to share today as I finally managed to get into the event! I am only showing free gifts available at Cozyfest.

  • My blush and freckles are gifts from theSkinnery. These gifts come in BOM layers made for Lelutka EvoX heads. This set gives you that perfect flushed frosty look you get in the cold.
  • The scarf is the gift from le fil casse. You can resize it and change it to many different colours with the colour hud included.
  • The headband is the gift from mintae! It’s a bit vintage and super cute.

Other Cozy Finds

I threw on a couple other gifts to complete this look.

  • The cute shoes are a group gift at StephaneL. These are the Giulia boots and they were released this winter. I love them! They fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet. The StephaneL group costs 15L to join.
  • The cute hairstyle is a free group gift at Nova Hair Studio. Pick it up along with all their other gifts for free!

See you soon, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress & Cardigan[QE Designs] Noelle Holiday Set
Shoes– StephaneL Giulia Shoes (Group Gift/Group Costs 15L to Join)
Headband mintae Jiho Headband (Free Gift @ Cozyfest/FLF Group is Free to Join)
Scarf le fil casse Rinky Scarf (Free Gift @ Cozyfest/FLF Group is Free to Join)

Body

Hair – Nova Hair Studio Lead (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Eyeshadow – Tutti Belli Egoist Eyeshadow Collection (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Lipstick – Tutti Belli Selfish Lipstick Collection
Freckles & Blush – [theSkinnery] Drunk in Love (Free Gift @ Cozyfest /FLF Group is Free to Join)
Photo Location – Luane’s World- Le Monde Perdue

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MakeOver Monday part 3

Hey Guys and Gals, it’s Monday so that means our next installment of “MakeOver Monday” is on the air. Or on the web… or whatever.  First I want to say a big THANKS to Karl Jacob who gave me the tip that Altamura had a new free avatar gift at the  eBento Event! I popped over and grabbed the male gift “TakeMYWay”. And I may have done a little happy dance when I saw it was BoM ready! Then I got it set up and I was SO much happier with this avatar. Right out of the box he is miles ahead of poor “Robert”. The shape is nicer and the face is so much less “I’m gonna cut you” angry. He also comes with his own skin and since he’s BoM ready I won’t have any trouble finding more skins and tattoos, etc. for him.  

But for every step forward…  Unfortunately, “TakeMYWay” does not come with a body HUD of any sort. So we are stuck using alpha layers for clothes. Which (in my opinion) is extremely inconvenient. So many mesh clothes don’t even come with alpha layers anymore. So there is that. It’s almost a deal breaker for me. Your mileage may vary. 

 

So, moving on. As you recall we were going to talk about hair today. Again, this was soooo much easier for Kerydwyn. But I found three styles for each of them but there are more out there.  Let’s look at the Ladies first. I also changed, Kerydwyn’s skin to show some of the basic BoM skins you already have in your inventory. Just look under the ‘Clothing’ folder. You’ll also find some hair there too. Some of it, is rather nice, especially the newer mesh avatar’s hair. 

Fist is Firelight. The group is free to join and they offer many gifts and several lucky chairs. The best thing is they offer a gift card for 250L to new avatars ( 30 days old or less ) and unlike some gift cards this one is enough to buy a regular hair completely. This is the “Monica” one of the past group gifts available. I’m showing the “Anna” skin from the Inventory too.

Next is “Leela” Hair from Analog Dog. When you hit the landing point, just walk to your left all the way to the ‘coast’ where you’ll see a big glowing ball. Click it and get a selection of free hair. I’m showing the “Kimberly” skin here once again, in your inventory.

Last we have “Tsarina” from A&A. This is the free group gift for the Fabulously Free Group. Of course, FabFree is free to join.

For Alistar, the selection was a bit more challenging. Free hair for the guys is few and far between but it is out there. Having said this, I think this is where I would get off the free ride and lay out some Lindens. The group for N0_Match is 50L and with that you get monthly gifts for BOTH men and women ( Usually a Unisex style) and you get access to literally dozens of past gifts with many many male styles. 50L is literally 0.21 cents USD… I can find that in the couch cushions… ( A note here… yes, it’s 21cents but the minimum amount you can buy is $2.50… so I’d have to check under my car seats too.)   If you’re set on free, do check out the mesh hair in your inventory. The ‘Brandon’, ‘Johnny’ and ‘Wyatt’ hairs aren’t bad.

So first here is “Mike” from Sintiklia. The Group is free to join and there are loads of Group Gifts to pick up. And don’t forget to check the ladies hair as well. Lots of styles are aimed at women but are more unisex.

Modulus’s “Cole”. You can get it on the MarketPlace or in-store and you get the entire Fatpack of colors. This is an extremely well made hair. And the fact that’s free is just icing on the cake.

Lastly is one of those hairs sold as a ladies style but I think it works as unisex. I found “yume” from ASO on the MarketPlace and there doesn’t appear to be an in-world store.  Again, this was the result of a “Free Hair” search on the MarketPlace.

 

Okay, that’s going to do it for today. I thought I’d get to Inventory control today but I’m thinking that actually needs it’s own post. SO until next week, my dears!

And remember, comments, ideas, opinions etc. are ALWAYS welcome! So let me know what you’re thinking!

Links ->

eBento Event – Altumura “TakeMYWay Full Avatar ( Open until the 25th )

Fire Light – 250L Gift Card for Avatars under 30 days + Free group with past gifts + Lucky chairs

Analog Dog – Free Gift Ball with several Hair styles

A&A – FabFree Designer with free gifts for our group 

Sintiklia – Free Group join and huge wall of past gifts

Modulus – Single free men’s hair

ASO – Free hair style “Yume” on the Marketplace

 


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Fabulous Finds 01.16.22 Edition

BOM Cold Nose Gift for Cozyfest

Free Gift @ CozyFest/Group is Free to Join by Izzie’s

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Bold

Coming Soon

Bold & Beautiful

First off, I have some exciting the news to share that Bold & Beauty & Rebel Gal‘s store group is currently free to join. This group used to be paid, so now is a great time to join and grab their group gifts for free. My hairstyle and my golden choker are both free group gifts, and they certainly help you create a bold and beautiful look.

Makeover Time

I’ve been playing around with my Lelutka EvoX head lately, and have been in the process of a makeover. There are a bunch of freebies and cheapies in this post which I collected from all over the grid recently to put my new look together. I’m just going to list them all! Let’s go!

  • My lovely eyes are a group gift from Euphoric, called Hope Eyes. This is an older gift, but I wanted to mention that they recently updated the eyes to work with Lelutka EvoX heads! Just pop over to the store, join the free group and get a new copy of these eyes as well as the Magic Lenses eyes; both products have updated to work with the new Lelutka EvoX heads! The eyes fit Lelutka Evo/EvoX heads, Lelutka Origin, Genus, and Catwa heads.
  • The lovely eyeshadow I am wearing is a free group gift at Tutti Belli. The eyeshadow fits LelutkaEvoX only and it comes in several tones of shimmery colours.
  • Speaking of Tutti Belli, I also grabbed the gorgeous “Selfish Lipstick Collection” with my 800L store credit, which Jacx talked about at length in her blogpost here. The free 800L store credit expires today, and you need the free group to get them. This lip applier gives my avatar a much more realistic look, and it fits LelutkaEvoX only. The lipstick collection costs 499L, leaving room for more free store purchases with the gift credit.
  • My lovely, soft skin is from the 1L sale board at 7 Deadly S[K]ins. I visit this board almost every day and I try to collect any new skins! They appear and reappear often and each offer is only 1L. So if you can’t snag it today keep an eye out; it might come around again! This is the Mercy skin, and it’s on the board for 1L at the time of my posting. It comes in a fatpack of 10 skin tones. The skin fits LelutkaEvoX only.
  • I am also wearing a free neck fix from 7 Deadly S[K]ins which is designed to be worn with their Lelutka EvoX skins. It removes any neck seam completely as long as you match the skin with 7 Deadly S[K]ins tones! They have boxes out of these neck fixes out for free around the store.
  • The faux fur stole is one of the FLF fifty linden deals going on at Blueberry right now. The boa comes in a pack of colours, and it is quite elegant. It fits Reborn, Freya, Hourglass, Lara, Legacy, Perky, Petite, Physique, and Venus. This item is only on sale for a limited time, and you can read more details about it and see a 50L gown from the sale in my recent post here.

See you soon, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories


Gown – Tastic Joy Harness Gown (Available @ Swank)
Stole – Blueberry Demi Faux Fur Stole (50L/FLF available for a limited time) The sale was previously blogged here.
Choker – Bold & Beauty/Rebel Gal Lana Choker 24k Yellow (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Heels – Blueberry Demi Ankle High Heels (50L/FLF available for a limited time) The sale was previously blogged here

Body

Hair – Bold & Beauty/Rebel Gal Hair – Kelsey (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak (1L/ Daily Sale Board) 
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes *New Lelutka Update (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Eyeshadow – Tutti Belli Egoist Eyeshadow Collection (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Lipstick – Tutti Belli
Selfish Lipstick Collection (Purchased with free 800L Store Credit/ Group is Free to Join)
Eyebrows– Tutti Belli
Adore Eyebrows
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Photo Location – Unbroken Isle

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MakeOver Monday part 2

HeyHey Fab Free! It’s Monday so that means it’s more of “The Big Make Over”. Today I’m focusing on Alistar and our Fabulous Guys. I do want to note that all of these pictures are totally untouched and unedited.  This is goning to be a looong post so let’s not dither about and jump right in.

So, I I first said I was going to do a male make over avatar I had NO idea how much different it would be from doing the female. But dang, it’s so much more difficult and frustrating. With the girls, I had loads of choices of heads and bodies but the guys really don’t have that much in free choices. I almost threw in the towel and said I’d have to do a limited Lindens make over for the guys. And granted…. using Lindens would be much easier. But I wanted to do free. 

So, let’s remember where we started. This is the Second Life starter, “Greg” in his birthday suit. Not all together awful but certainly more ‘human-like’ than human. Why the designers for LL didn’t spend more time and care and artistry for the male population is beyond me.

And Greg close up.

 

I added this next pic because I wanted to show that the Greg skin is not horrible. In fact it’s not bad at all. It’s just the clunky shape that makes it bad.

 

The first and only free body I could find was the “Robert” body from Altamura located at the London City Freebie Center. The good and frankly, bad thing about Altamura is that the head comes attached to the body. While this means you don’t have to track down a mesh head. It also means you can’t use a different head if you already have one or find one you like better. Altamura does offer headless bodies and bodiless heads but only as paid items. The other quirk for the free Altamura bodies is they are not Omega or BoM friendly. With the return of BoM I find this rather frustrating. I can only assume that this is because these are all older versions.

This is the Robert right out of the box. Not my favorite look. He looks angry… like axe murderer angry.

“But me back in the box”

So knowing I couldn’t change the head I focused on the shape. A note here, I did change the shape of the body and head using the System sliders to suit my own taste, your mileage may vary.  However, I couldn’t get it just right. So I took to the MarketPlace for shapes. Where I found Sweet’s.  Several free shapes for Robert and others. Loads of 1Ls skins, some free hair, and even their own Bento Bom mesh body for just one Linden. I would have likely picked this based on the quality of their other products but I was set on absolutely free. There are several other Mesh Bento and BoM ready bodies on the Marketplace and the Grid that are under 10L each. And the minimum amount of Lindens you can buy is 2.50$ USD which will net you about 600L. So it’s not like you’d break the bank.

At any rate, I picked “Sweet’s Free! Shape for ROBERT by Altamura” and ran with it. I was able to adjust with the System sliders and got it pretty close to exactly what I wanted. The Sweet’s shape even came with mesh eyes. Alistar is getting closer!

Look’it them cheek bones!

One note, none of the free or 1L male bodies I found came with genitalia. Another drawback for the guys. You can find free male genitals on the Marketplace. However I can’t review them here as we are ‘family friendly’.

So, let’s talk briefly about AOs (Animation Overrides) for both the new kids. There are some basic AOs on the Marketplace for free and one, Bright’s Spunky Girl was the one I used for Julianna for a loong time. It’s basic but really all you need starting out. The female walk cycle is a bit exaggerated in the hip sway but not horrible. And at least the idle poses aren’t like a cat in heat.  It’s not on their MarketPlace, you can only grab it in world -> Here.

There are also two basic AOs (Among others) at Free Dove Listed as “AX oo2 Basically a Boy and Basically a Girl” that I tried. I found them… ok. I liked a lot of the stand animations and they worked well. I found the idles to be too restless and hyper. In fact, that was my issue with a ton of AOs free and paid. You can find all types for free and just need to try them to find one you like. Just pay attention… lots of free AOs are NOT bento rigged. Which means they work… but your hands are going to stick out stiffly and not move well.

Ultimately, I chose the AOs “Daily sLife Free Male Bento” and “Lucky Girl” from Tuty’s for both of our new kids. It’s got Bento right there in the name, the hands move well, the walks are not overly ‘cartoony’ and best the idles are smoothly animated and move from one stand to the next very realistically. This choice didn’t surprise me as I use Tuty AOs for both Juli and Gabe. 

SO there we have it for the new kids. We have Mesh Bento rigged bodies and Mesh heads, good skins and they walk less like ducks and more like Egyptians.  (2 internet point for you if you get the reference )

Next week… HAIR! Maybe some clothes and we’ll talk about how to set up your Inventory so it doesn’t catch fire.  

Also… if you have questions or comments, please let me hear ’em! There was a great question last week about making Lindens in world and I am still checking out my research on that and hope to have something to say about it next week.

 

Links for products

Altamura @ London City Freebie Center – Robert Mesh head and body 

Sweet’s – MarketPlace Shop for loads of freebies and dollarbies. Shapes, Hairs etc.

Free Dove – Charity shop with tons of free gifts for Male and Female Avatars. Some AOs, Hair, Clothes, Shoes, Skins, etc

Tuty’s – AOs, poses, etc. Two free AOs one for men and one for women.

 

 


Fabulous Finds 01.06.21 Edition

THIS IS WRONG Painted ears - gift of the month!

Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join @ This is Wrong

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Sci Fi

Sci Fi

Hey Hey Fab Fam! I getting into my RP gear here today. I know I usually do Fantasy RP but I found this sweet Sci-Fi/Post Apocalypse get up so I’m mixing it up!

This the “Jada” outfit from Brii Underground and you can get it for free when you wear your Second Life Frees and Offers tag. I’m sure y’all know about SLF&O but for our Newbees, Second Life Frees and Offers is a free to join group that has gifts and goodies all over the Grid with tons of designers. Just slap the pic above the outfit and join up.  It can be a noisy group with all the alerts to deals and gifts but it’s worth it. It’s a great tool for finding all kinds of gifts.

Back to “Jada”. You will get the entire outfit (Minus the eye patch and floaty orb) in the box all for free. Boots, pants, cloves, earrings and collar, and the main corset. Plus a BoM makeup as well. (not shown) The pants and gloves have both BoM and an Omega and a SLink applier. Brii has got us covered!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Classic sizes – XS – XL
  • Fitmesh – XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • SLink

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Fierce 
    • Hair  – Mina – Jett
    • Eye Patch – Zion Creations – Meta Eye
    • Orb – Petrichor – Andromyda Simple Galaxy Orb

    Complete Outfit – Brii Underground – Jada – FREE/0L – Free gift for the SLF&O – Group is free to join

    Photo Location – Backdrop City


Fabulous Finds 01.04.22 Edition

Dahlia - Panache - Cake - GROUP GIFT

Free Gift for Members of Panache Group/Group is Free to Join by Dahlia (in group notices)

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